Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Your Face on My Shirt

Canadian Fashion Blog, Dressed up Jeans
Canadian Fashion Blogger, Wear a Concert T-shirt
What:
Blazer- H&M (similar)
T-Shirt- BSB Concert
Jeans- Gap
Shoes- Sophia Webster

I love how easy (and fun!) it is to dress up jeans and a t-shirt.  I've pretty much been living in this t-shirt since I went to the Backstreet Boys concert back in May...the cotton is so soft, and I happen to have a thing for bright colours...and the Backstreet Boys (of course)...so that pretty much means it's the perfect t-shirt for me.
The hubby of course made some comment about me wearing a shirt with all these guys faces on it, so I told him he can get me a t-shirt with his face on it, and all gladly wear it.  Of course I require the cotton to be ultra soft, and the colours to be extra bright!  Maybe that could be my next DIY...

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Styling with Brooches

Brooches were pretty big a few years back, but I've always loved them.  Most people wear theirs on collars or lapels,  but I'm not like most people! 
I love using a brooch to change the shape of a garment.
Here's a compilation of a few different ways I've worn a brooch (or three).

To Nip in my Waist from the Back

To Nip in my Waist from the Front

To Pull up a Hem

To Show off a Baby Bump

3 is Better Than 1

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Mixing and Matching

crop top, midi skirt, mixing prints
What:
Crop Top- Self Made (love this look)
Skirt- Thrifted
Sandals- Old Navy, Old

I made this top as part of a 2 piece set for my trip to Vegas, and conveniently enough it also looks like it could belong with this skirt!  The prints may be different, but the blues match perfectly...gotta love it when that happens!
Also, on a random note, I had pulled my hair into this side bun while my hair was damp to create voluminous waves (let out the side bun and flip hair to the opposite side...it works great!) but I ended up leaving it in the bun because somehow it looked like an intentional hair style.
One style for now, one style for later...perfect!

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Wild Card Pairing

Canadian Fashion Blogger, Dress and Booties
Canadian Fashion, Bright Heels
Lace Up Dress, Pink Heels
Canadian Fashion Blogger, Pink Ankle Boots
What:
Dress- Mackage via Winners (love this similar zippered style)
Shoes- DKNY via Winners

Judging by my previous outfit, I have a thing for olive green!  Typically I pair it with blacks, browns and beiges, but my favourite of all is the wild card pairing of Olive and Fuchsia!

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Olive Romper

Olive Romper, Canadian Fashion Blogger
What:
Romper-Self Made
Shoes- Aldo, Thrifted (similar)

I made this romper about 4 years ago, and it's been forever since I last wore it.  
Lately I've been digging out a lot of old treasures from my closet...I guess there's a reason my mom always tells me I have too much clothes....and lets not even start with what my hubby has to say about that subject...haha!

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Dressing my Pants

Canadian Fashion Blogger, Wearing a Brooch
Silver Brooch
Dress, Pants, Silver Pumps
Dress over Jeans
What:
Dress (as top)- H&M, old (similar in Navy)
Jeans- Gap
Pumps- Winners (love these)

I've mentioned it a few times on here, my current obsession of dresses and skirts worn over pants, so of course this seemed like the perfect pairing to me!
I used a brooch to pin up the hem of the dress a little bit for added interest...another option would be to tie a knot it in, but the silver of the brooch ties in the shoes so well.
Here's what this dress looks like un-brooched!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Competition

What:
Tank- via Hautelook
Shorts- Winners (similar)
Pumps- Winners (similar)

This is totally unrelated to my outfit post and fashion...haha...I ran my mountain half marathon on Saturday, and I'm quite happy with how it turned out!  Last year when I trained for it I focused more on running, and the only cross training I did was hiking.  This year I focused a lot more on cross training my legs, and as a result I shaved 19 minutes off my time from last year!  I'm never going to be the girl that wins the race, but it's always fun to compete against myself!

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Bold and Bolder

Bright Dress, One Shoulder Dress, Printed Shoes, Bib Necklace
Stone Statement Necklace
Hi-Low Hem
What:
Dress- Self Made and DIY Project (I sewed the dress with this pattern, but removed the one shoulder)
Necklace- Self Made
Shoes- Sophia Webster

I don't like following rules.  I think a crazy dress like this would usually call for understated jewelry and a nude heel...instead I went in the complete opposite direction!

Crazy dress, Check!
Bold Necklace, Check!
Printed Shoes, Check!

I wish I could wear outfits like this everyday!

Speaking of this necklace...I made it over a year ago, along with a few other similar ones....so the question is, should I sell some of them on my Etsy Shop?  Or would you like a tutorial on how to make your own?  Or maybe I'm the only one who loves this crazy necklace so much!?! haha

And on a totally unrelated note, as you're reading this I'm most likely running (crawling) up a Mountain!  It's half marathon day...and I'm going up hill 2000ft before I get to roll down (haha!) the rest of the way.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Easiest Hi-Low Hem DIY Ever!

DIY Clothing, Mullet Skirt, Hi Low Hem
A few weeks ago I was going through my alterations pile, and came across this dress I made (I even did the crazy fabric dye job..haha) 6 years ago to wear to a friends wedding.  I only wore the dress that once partially because it's so loud, and also because I thought I needed to straighten the hem a little bit.
I decided that this dress would probably be the perfect candidate for a hi-low hem, so I tried on the dress, and flipped under the front section to see if that's what I wanted to do.  I was thinking I would end up cutting the front section out to create the hi-low hem, but when I saw how the skirt looked simply pinned up, I scratched that plan, and realized I had the perfect solution by only using 3 safety pins!

It's a NO SEW DIY project that can easily be undone at anytime!!

I wouldn't try this on a skirt any shorter than mid-length, otherwise you're heading into inappropriate territory...haha.  This will work best on a skirt or dress that has a waistband or waist seam that can easily be pinned onto.
Hi Low Hem Skirt Tutorial
All you have to do is pin the bottom of the skirt front under, onto the waistband or seam so it doesn't show from the right side of the skirt or dress.  I flipped up the skirt of my dress, and folded the skirt down in half, then I used 3 safety pins to pin the hem to the waist seam, one in the centre, and two on either side spaced out about 4 inches apart.  Then flip the skirt down, and you're all done!
If you find that your skirt is too short in the front when you try this, you could always take 3 wide equal length pieces of ribbon, and use 6 safety pins instead, pinning one end of the ribbon onto the waist seam, and the other end onto the hem of the skirt.  Adjust the length of the ribbon according to how much length you need to add the the front of the skirt.
Hi Low Hem, Mullet Skirt, Tie Dyed Dress
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Hidden

 
 
What:
Romper- Self Made (I used this pattern, eliminated the strap and added a ruffle to the top)
Shoes- Calvin Klein

I made this romper probably 4 years ago, but had totally forgotten about it in the bottom on my closet until a few weeks ago when I was doing a bit of a bedroom clean out!  I love finding hidden treasures!

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